Celebrating Aviation in Doncaster
Customers visiting Lakeside Village can now enjoy a new exhibit and attraction celebrating aviation in the town.
The Vulcan to the Sky Trust is spearheading the showcase of aviation excellence at the centre with an interactive exhibition that will tell the story of Vulcan XH558 and the cold war.
David Aunins, centre manager at Lakeside Village, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Vulcan to the Sky Trust to Lakeside Village and are sure that our customers will enjoy this exhibit and attraction.
“The space will be used by the charity and supported by The work-wise Foundation for a three month period. During that time customers can enjoy experiencing the Vulcan Flight Simulator, sitting in a mock cockpit and learn more about ‘Engineering the Yorkshire Way’.”
The exhibition will be evolving with new features and events added over time. The space will be open from Thursday to Sunday between 10am and 4pm each week until April.
The work-wise Foundation will showcase ‘Engineering the Yorkshire Way’ through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing) demonstrations and hands on activities.
Ian Straw, from Vulcan to the Sky Trust said: “We are very excited to be back at Lakeside Village with an even bigger and better exhibition than before.
“We were so pleased to see so many customers join us on our opening weekend to come and find out more about the Trust, the Vulcan and all things engineering and aviation.
“This is a fantastic free space for families to visit to learn more about aviation past, present and future. We are here to inspire the next generation of aviation enthusiasts and develop the minds of young people who want to explore STEM subjects.
“We will be hosting a series of events and activities for young people and will be launching our programme of activities over the coming weeks.”
The history of aviation in Doncaster will be on display in the exhibition along with artefacts and the story of RAF Finningley.
For further information visit www.vulcantothesky.org